The Stand is an upcoming American dark fantasy web television miniseries, based on The Stand by Stephen King. Eight episodes will be available on CBS All Access on December 17, 2020.


The Stand is described as "King's apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied by a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the nefarious 'Dark Man.'



Initially, it was hoped that "The Stand" would be made into a theatrical release. For over a decade the project was in "development hell" while various directors (Ben Affleck, Paul Greengrass and David Yates) were attached to the project, only to drop out and move on. Eventually, Josh Boone ("The Fault in Our Stars") took on the project and stayed on when it moved from the big screen back to television. CBS All Access took over and made it into a ten hour mini-series with nine episodes directed by Boone. The production began filming in Vancouver, British Columbia on September 19, 2019 and wrapped on March 11, 2020. Production was finished before the COVID-19 pandemic shut it down.

On August 30, 2020, CBS All Access, ViacomCBS’ digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, announced its highly anticipated limited event series THE STAND will premiere on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. The nine-episode series will drop weekly on Thursdays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers.




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